Tuesday, Oct. 5 paint-out at Cave Run Lake from 9a-Noon (Backup rain date is Oct. 12)
Garnet Lemaster invites Kentucky Appalachia Outdoor Painters to paint at the Stony Cove Picnic Area and Beach at Cave Run Lake southwest of Morehead. Note that there are two beaches at Cave Run.
This beach is on Rt. 826. If you're coming from the west on U.S. 60 and then connecting with Rt. 826, just continue to the lake and the beach on 826. If you see the dam and Corps of Engineers office, you went too far.
If you're coming via I-64, you'll exit south on Rt. 801. You will pass Pop's BBQ where we're having lunch and continue a few miles until you reach Rt. 826. Turn right and go south along the lake. You will see the Corps of Engineers building and then the dam. The parking lot and painting spot is just ahead to your left. Stony Cove Map
12:30 p.m. Lunch to follow at the popular Pop's BBQ, which is also on Rt. 801 north of our beach painting area toward U.S. 60. If you get to 60, you went just a little too far. Here's the address and link to map: 110 Ky Highway 801 S Morehead, KY 40351
Kentucky Appalachia Outdoor Painters invite all Kentucky plein air painters to a day of painting, lunch together, touring exhibit space and the design studio where our frames will be made for the exhibit Tuesday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Make sure to bring the paintings you wish to enter in the exhibit and to get framing estimates.
Picnic tables are shown behind Soft Stone Craft Brewery. Our restaurant is the white building across East Main Street.
9 am to Noon: Paint together at Morehead City Park where the scenic Triplett Creek cuts through the park. Restrooms and lots of shade. Garnet Lemaster said this is an excellent place to paint with parking close to any painting spot. Morehead City Park Complex at Triplett Creek, 100 C B Cornette Dr, Morehead, KY 40351.
2p: Walk across the street to Sawstone Craft Micro Brewery, 175 E. Main St. Derrick, one of the three owners, wants to discuss future retail space to sell our art or pour you a drink (30 minutes). Here's the link.
2:30p: Depart with Stefan Hayes to see the exhibit space at the new Rowan County Courthouse, 600 W. Main St.
3p: Depart for Stefan's design studio (8-10 miles) to drop off your art for the exhibit, to see the framing options and to get estimates. The address is 1510 Big Woods Road, Morehead, Ky. The design studio is in a big red building 250 feet from the road, but look for all the banana trees along the road. Go north of Morehead on Route 32/Flemingsburg Road. After the Dollar General store, look for the first road to the right (Big Woods Road). (Details about the exhibit and rules in story below).
Roger Snell cell: 502-682-1876 Stefan Hayes cell: 606-207-1672
Please RSVP by texting me or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowan County exhibit call for artists from Sept. 1-Sept. 30
Stefan Hayes, who owns a design and custom wood frame company in Morehead, offers a great, new exhibition opportunity for all artists in Kentucky and beyond.
Decorating the hallways and 35,000 square feet of the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, this rotation of exhibited art begins in October and runs through December. There is no charge to enter and NO COMMISSION on any art work sold. Sales are immediate and your backup entries can replace the spot on the wall.
Stefan simply requires that you use his company, Artisan Framewerks, for professional, custom-built framing of your work. He will take care of all preparation of your finished work with you having choices over all details, including the wood, the color, the matting, dry-mounting, the glass or whatever you want or need.
Stefan has donated tens of thousands of dollars in labor and mounting hardware in the courthouse to make this possible to showcase our work. He plans to continue this as a rotating exhibit, is working with local businesses for additional display opportunities, and has contacts with potential collectors to help spread the word.
Garnet Lemaster of Kentucky Appalachia Outdoor Painters deserves thanks for linking us and all Kentucky artists to this opportunity. Her work and that of her daughter, Karen Ann Archer, also a member of the Appalachia painting group, were among the initial rotation of art displayed. Stefan said the first exhibit led to school groups, home-school students and parents, and business leaders making specific trips to the courthouse to see the art.
A call to artists opens on Sept. 1 for the opportunity to display and sell your work in masive exhibit space throughout the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead. Many thanks to the public officials who asked Stefan to find a way to showcase the beauty of original art and add splashes of color throughout the building.
Stefan, pronounced “Steff-un,” welcomes your emails or texts showing the art that you would like to enter. This is also how to reach him to discuss options and prices for framing your work.
Here’s something that really matters to me, as one of the pioneers of Kentucky Proud (now retired). The wood for the frames is sourced from Kentucky timber. Why shouldn’t the best of Kentucky art be framed with the best of Kentucky wood?
Stefan can be reached at 606-207-1672 and at email@example.com.
Framewerks is the correct spelling for a special method of framing common in Europe.
Roger Snell Kentucky Appalachia Outdoor Painters Plein Air Painters of the Bluegrass Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky